The Normal School is an online journal featuring nonfiction, fiction, poetry, criticism, journalism, author interviews, and multi-media texts. The biannual print magazine finished in spring 2019, ending its eleven-year print run.
Tips From the Editor
Read our website and get a feel for normal. Write well; then submit. Check out our website for more information.
We are particularly interested in essays that challenge established norms for the genre or that don’t seem to fit in easy categories of classification. Genre fiction is very unlikely to suit us, but if you think you can sell us on it, well, then shoot it on over. We thought we didn’t want sci-fi until we met some particularly compelling fighting robots, after all. We consider poetry of any style. Please limit the number of cat poems (unless, of course, they are really, really good cat poems).